BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: In this artist’s illustration handout image provided by Baker Brand PR, the kitchen of one of the first Alex Perry Residential buildings is seen on May 27, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. Australia’s leading fashion designer Alex Perry and property developers Chrome Property Group have formed an alliance to create a range of Alex Perry styled residential apartment buildings. The first eleven floor apartment buliding, launched today, is located just 1.5km from Brisbane’s CBD in Fortitude Valley. Each building features a Grecian inspired Aqua Lounge, marble chandelier lobby and apartment designs in a choice of ‘blonde’ or ‘brunette’ colour schemes. Nine other buildings will roll-out across Australia through to 2021.
Just as with the world of fashion, interior design trends also do come and go. When planning to give your house a facelift, there might be some design inspirations that you have in mind that you need to re-think at this time.
Here are 5 overrated interior design trends to steer clear from according to Realty Times:
Unless you’re a full-on OCD, porous marble may not be the best choice you have for your kitchen counter. This material needs extra care especially with staining and protecting it from scratching. While you can use a sealer, it is not going to help turn it to quartz which is easier to handle.
“A sealer won’t protect your marble completely, but it will buy you some time if you’ve left an acidic substance on your surface that wasn’t wiped up right away,” says Houzz.
Stainless steel apron-front sinks
With the popularity of modern-design kitchen, farmhouse sinks grace more and more kitchens nowadays. However, this easily smudged and scratched material may not be a good idea if you have kids and dogs in the household.
Before you even think about covering every inch of your wall with a daring wallpaper pattern, think about how a tedious job it will be to manually do the scraping when you get tired of the pattern years from now.
Dark wood floors
Sure dark wood floors look sleek, but unless you have an automatic vacuum cleaner to take care of your floors throughout the day, your house is better off with a lighter shade for your flooring as they easily get filthy.
Unless you’re willing to put a “please don’t sit or go near ” sign, then avoid a white couch at all cost. Dog hair, fruit punch, muddy backyard, bronzer, crayon, mustard, tomato sauce – that’s just a rough prediction of what could end up smearing your immaculate white couch in your living room.